Back in December, I went to the Byrd to see the debut of Singularium. Singularium is a sci-fi movie filmed here in RVA by local filmmakers Joey Tran and Shawn Hambright. You may not think of RVA as the place to make independent films but there is a growing population of independent filmmakers and Joey and Shawn are right in the mix. The special effects in Singularium make the film worth seeing alone. I normally struggle with science fiction – it’s just not my favorite genre – but Singularium held my attention throughout the film with a unique storyline, local flair, and great comedic timing. The film is well worth a view. Joey and Shawn are serious filmmakers but they are also friends and hilarious guys (side note: Joey also performs as a member of the Richmond Comedy Coalition ensemble).  It was a pleasure to be around them – check out their projects (and others) on Joey’s Vimeo page by clicking HERE.  And if you really like independent films be sure to visit the James River Film Festival starting this week.

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